Category Archives: Portrait Paintings

Portrait Painting: “The Path to Enlightenment” or “The Penny Drops”

The never-ending quest for artistic improvement is a search for “eureka” moments. Those moments when the penny falls with such a clatter that your art jumps up several notches out of fright. Here are a few of my past eureka … Continue reading

5 Comments

Filed under Portrait Artists, Portrait Paintings, Portraits

Child Portrait Painting: “Ruby” or “Why can’t I beat my record number of Likes??”

“Perfectionist” is not a word used to describe me. If I get the job done in a satisfactory and efficient manner, I am happy. Usually. Until now. I want each painting I create to be better than the last. And … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Child Portraits, Pastel Paintings and Drawings, Portrait Drawings, Portrait Painting Children, Portrait Paintings, Portraits

Child Portrait Painting: “Tea Party” or “The Bossy Artwork”

Six years of a delectable bottle green in high school has led to my disaffection for green in most of its manifestations. The more observant of you will have noticed that there is not a whole lot of green in … Continue reading

Leave a Comment

Filed under Child Portraits, Portrait Drawings, Portrait Painting Children, Portrait Paintings, Portraits

Portrait Drawing My Way: Workshop 2 – Let’s Hatch!

Drawing Facial Features During my initial, tentative efforts to draw the face, I consulted books and copied drawings from the books. While the books helped with general anatomy and portrait drawing tips, the best way to learn for me was … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Portrait Paintings, Portraits, Workshop

Portrait Drawing: Workshop with David White 4 February 2012

What a wonderful day! Seven hours of drawing and creating surrounded by David White‘s very impressive portrait works. It is enough to inspire anyone.

4 Comments

Filed under Pastel Paintings and Drawings, Portrait Paintings, Portraits

Portrait Drawing My Way: Workshop 1 – Loosen up!

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw but been too embarrassed? Or tried to draw but felt that your drawings don’t look “right”? Do you think you can only draw stick figures? Well, this is where you belong! Join … Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Portrait Paintings, Portraits, Workshop

Child Portraits: “Girl in Pink” revisited

I spent Australia Day afternoon with my last piece of grey PastelMat paper and a quick painting of the Girl in Pink. I was feeling a little lazy when I started so didn’t do a detailed preliminary sketch… I just … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Child Portraits, Portrait Painting Children, Portrait Paintings, Portraits

Self-Portraits or “The Search for an Avatar”

I need a new avatar…. but the thought of using a photo of myself is repugnant. So I thought, perhaps I could use one of my self portraits.  “A self portrait,” I wisely told myself, “will show the world how I … Continue reading

7 Comments

Filed under Portrait Paintings

Creation of a Portrait: Girl with Watermelon – second instalment

This is the exciting part! It’s where a personality emerges from the hideousness, where little tweaks here and there can transform the painting into the person. I’m at the fiddly stage. I have drawn and painted this little cutie a … Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under Child Portraits, Portrait Painting Children, Portrait Paintings

Creation of a Portrait Painting: Work in Progress “Girl with Watermelon”

I thought I’d let the kids have half an hour screen time this afternoon while I played around at the easel. Want to see how far I got in … ahem …2 hours?

Leave a Comment

Filed under Child Portraits, Pastel Paintings and Drawings, Portrait Painting Children, Portrait Paintings